Influencing Skills

Face-to-face duration: 2 days

Course Objectives

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This two (2) days course covers the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to successfully enable participants to manage stakeholders’ expectation and influence a win - win agreement.

Participants will learn how to have influence over whom they have no reporting line authority. They will be able to more effectively influence internal stakeholders to embrace ideas, accept recommendations and support initiatives.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Lead and influence stakeholders to deliver excellence
  2. Provide effective feedback to foster trust and accountabilities
  3. Build values driven culture


  • Team leaders
  • Project co-ordinators.


  • Implement situational leadership skills
  • Build individual capacity to develop influencing skills
  • Use emotional intelligence to build attunement
  • Use influencing and negotiation effectively
  • Validate principles driven organization
  • Promote exceptional service in the workplace
  • Build a values driven culture and a win-win mentality
  • Develop empathetic listening techniques


  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Developing stakeholder relationships
  • The science of influence
  • Building rapport
  • Reframing
  • Leading and motivating
  • Feedback essentials

Program Outline

Day One

Stakeholder engagement

  • Definition of stakeholder
  • Clarity of engagement outcomes

Developing stakeholder relationships

  • Build rapport effectively
  • Adapt your communications to various situations
  • Develop active listening skills
  • Four steps to engaging stakeholders
  • Analyse power versus interest
  • Assemble your communications plan

The science of influence

  • Definition of influence
  • Understand communication filters
  • Learn the model of influencing

Breakout sessions throughout the day

Day Two

Provide effective feedback to foster trust and accountabilities

  • Apply active listening techniques
  • Use emotional intelligence to build rapport
  • Recognise others differences to deliver outcomes
  • Develop feedback essentials to foster trust
  • Breakout sessions throughout the day

Building rapport

  • How to find common ground with different personalities
  • Build trust
  • Manage conflict effectively


  • How perspectives are formed
  • Impact of perspectives on interpretation
  • The power of reframing in influence
  • Activities throughout the module
  • Leading and motivating
  • Engage and motivate multiple generations
  • Develop clear goals
  • Establish accountabilities and responsibilities
  • Foster an inclusive environment based on trust
  • Promote professional
  • Reward equitably
  • Feedback essentials
  • Deal with negative behaviours
  • Develop supportive communication
  • Master negotiation and influencing techniques
  • Communicate expectations
  • Get commitment
  • Confirm tactics

Breakout sessions throughout the day


"The Student Manual is a logical, carefully thought through and well presented document. The face-to-face facilitators are helpful, patient, knowledgeable and passionate. Thank you for the time and effort that blueVisions have put into preparing and supporting this course."

David Thorpe iiNet Australia

"Your personal contribution to our training has been invaluable. Your infectious high spirits and genuine want for our success have shone through. I sincerely thank you for your efforts over the past two years."

Stephen Davies Group Manager, Construction Services Group, NSW

"Your course made me realise how irrelevant what I was learning through my university course actually was to my job. Due to this, I will be seeking to complete the remainder of the modules in this diploma through blueVisions."

Damien Bleeker Project Coordinator, Liverpool City Council, NSW

"Thank you for a wonderful course....This has been by far the best development course I've ever been a part of."

David Darcy LSPSPO - Defence Materiel Organisation

"Having sat in at various times in both courses, as well as being present for the final summary and feedback sessions I was really impressed with the positive feedback and outcomes. The blueVisions trainers did an awesome job and really motivated and inspired both groups. The level of the course was spot on for each group."

Brian Clarke Leadership Development Coordinator, Gasco